I Read a Dozen Books in September

I'll say this for travel, limbo, and life in a new city where you don't really have a routine or friends to take up your time...it leaves a LOT of time for reading. And when you are walking around exploring? Audiobooks make you feel like you have company! If you are not already on the audiobook bandwagon and you want to read more books...I cannot emphasize enough how much listening to audiobooks has increased my consumption of all types of writing.


Not only did I go through a lot of titles, I read some REALLY good books. FOUR of the books I read this month were full FIVE STAR reads. People!! That is 25% of what I read! That is crazy. I mean, I am definitely choosing books I WANT to be reading but for that many to be fantastic? I had a really fabulous month of reading. A couple of the books were stinkers, so that was a bummer. But c'est la vie (literarie).


This month I read a few memoirs, Reese's Book Club Pick, the Audible freebie by book club favorite Jodi Picoult, a YA book, a really controversial op-ed style book that infuriated me, and some really fantastic pieces of fiction. Normally, I post in order by date read. This month I'm posting in order of ratings. So, from top to bottom, ranked by my star rating. If you'd like to see my full Goodreads Review, as always, click on the photo.



FIVE STAR READS


Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Fiction, Female Authors, Audible

5-Stars



Choice: A Short Story by Jodi Picoult

Fiction, Female Authors, Feminism, Audible Freebie

5-stars



Believing Me by Ingrid Clayton PhD

Nonfiction, Memoir, Female Authors

5-Stars



West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

Historical Fiction, Female Authors, Audible

4.5-Stars



FOUR STAR READS



Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Contemporary Fiction, Female Authors, Netgalley

4.4-stars



Such A Pretty Girl by T. Greenwood

Fiction, Female Authors, Netgalley

4-Stars



Uncultured by Daniella Mestanyek Young

Nonfiction, Memoir, Female Authors, Audible

4-Stars



Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzales

Contemporary Fiction, Female Authors, LatinX Authors

4-stars



THREE STAR READS



Love Marriage by Monica Ali

Contemporary Fiction, Female Authors, BIPOC Authors, Audible

3-stars



On The Rooftop by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Contemporary Fiction, Female Authors, BIPOC Authors, Reese's Book Club, Audible

3-stars



TWO STAR READS



The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow

YA Fiction, Female Authors, YA Mystery, NetGalley

2-stars



ONE STAR READS



Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier

Nonfiction, Sociology, Parenting

1-star



And that's a wrap for my September reads, friends. Without hesitation I recommend everything 3-star and above. I might recommend the 1 or 2 star ratings to certain readers, but with conditions or warnings. As always, if you want to talk books shoot me a note!


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